Perhaps you’ve been living under a rock and you’ve missed this Kristin Bell video? Even if you’ve seen it, I recommend watching it again. It seems to get better with each viewing. It’s coming to my party?
This is several weeks old, but Stimey’s post, An Itemized Tour of the Most Terrifying Playground in the World EVERYBODY PANIC!!!, must be shared. One of my many favorite parts:
Off that way is the sandbox, the baby swings, and some bouncy toys. Also off that way is easy access to the untamed forest bordering the playground. I get that the park designers probably did this to keep little kids separated from bigger, rampaging older children. To that, I say, thank GOODNESS no little kids have OLDER SIBLINGS.
You might think that a list of things that make someone cry would not make for good reading. You would be wrong. Go read Ali Martel’s Of Sonic Videos, Folgers Commercials and Jonathan Safran Foer Movies. Even if you’re not a video watcher, watch the embedded video.
On a slightly more serious note, Kristin from Rage Against the Minivan wrote, Should Kids Be Punished at Home for Bad Behavior in School? We’re struggling with the same situation here, and my immediate answer is yes. However, we’re dealing with a four year old, and I’m not sure he can make the connection between a consequence at home, and misbehaving a few hours ago. But, I want to send the message that we don’t accept this kind of behavior! I don’t really know, but this – along with the comments – is a good read.
Manda wrote The One Where I Run a Half-Marathon and Live to Tell the Tale. From the point of view of a non-runner, I’m completely amazed when people make the choice to run long distances, complete the distance and then decide to do it AGAIN. Manda not only ran, but she raised a TON of money before her run, and her story is a great one.